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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
May 30, 2014 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Former Lottery Employee Charged After Investigation

Webster County, IOWA -- Iowa Lottery staff procedures recently identified a discrepancy in records involving some lottery retail locations in north central Iowa.  The Lottery’s Division of Security was immediately notified and conducted an internal review, then provided information to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and requested a criminal investigation into the matter.

As a result of the criminal investigation, former lottery employee, Toni Hammer of Alta, Iowa, has been charged in Webster County with the following:

7 Counts of Lottery Fraud, Class D Felonies
1 Count of Tampering with Records, Aggravated Misdemeanor

Media Contact: DCI Special Agent Steve VanOtterloo, (712) 540-5400.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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